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HTC elaborates on Android 4.3 plans for HTC One on other U.S. carriers

After yesterday's Android 4.3 rollout for the Sprint HTC One, the official HTC USA Twitter account has revealed that One owners on other U.S. carriers shouldn't have too long to wait. The update is being targeted for mid-October on AT&T and T-Mobile, while owners of the fashionably late Verizon version will see 4.3 by the month's end. (The Verizon version, it should be noted, launched on 4.2 with many of the new Sense features already included.)

Meanwhile HTC UK has told Twitter followers to expect more info on Android 4.3 "soon," adding that it's "currently working with our partners" to bring the update to UK customers.

The U.S. developer edition and Canadian HTC Ones were updated to the new version of Android last week.

Source: @HTCUSA (opens in new tab), @HTC_UK (opens in new tab)

Alex Dobie
Alex Dobie

Alex was with Android Central for over a decade, producing written and video content for the site, and served as global Executive Editor from 2016 to 2022.

  • Very nice. Posted via Android Central App
  • I give credit to HTC for being as upfront and honest as they have been regarding the HTC ONE Android 4.3 rollout. Breath of fresh air, now they have to stick to it. Dan
  • And faster than Samsung :) Posted from my pure Google Nexus 4 using the AC app.
  • Samsung released with 4.2 just saying Posted via Android Central App
  • The one has 4.2.2. since july, so what's your point? Posted via Android Central App
  • It was also one of the buggiest software builds to be released on a production handset outside of the Nexus line, so I'm not sure what point you're trying to make.
  • now they shouldnt screw up kitkat since they already have the code with them.
  • Yes!! And my tmo gpe HTC one will hopefully get it as soon as it comes out. I know it won't be right away, but its better than waiting months Posted via Android Central App
  • Anybody dumb enough to use T-Mobile as a carrier ought to be forced to use a rotary dial up phone.
  • Says someone that probably hasn't ever used it. T-mobile is better than verizon in high population areas.
  • Anyone dumb enough to believe you should make love to a toaster, while taking a shower lol Posted via Android Central App
  • Anyone know where I can get this wall paper
  • Just search for HTC one wallpaper. Posted via Android Central App
  • i made this -
  • Nice.
  • Some (unofficial) background on the UK thing: The update is done, it's the UK carriers they're waiting on :/
  • Does that include a HTC one bought without a contract in the UK? Posted from the ONE
  • No offense mate, but we're ALWAYS waiting on the carriers. This is not news. :)
  • In this instance it is, since it affects the unlocked version too.
  • Even though I'm rooted, this makes me excited.
  • Not followed the update details on this recently. I've just flashed back to Sense from GPe. Did I read somewhere that the UK/European version of the update is coming with Sense 5.5 or have I dreamed this? :-\ Posted via Android Central App
  • I saw a review on the Sprint update of 4.3 and a screenshot shows its still Sense ver 5 Posted via Android Central App
  • Yeah, I thought I'd read that they were going straight to 4.3 in the US but staying on Sense 5 for the time being as they'd taken so long with 4.2.2. I thought the plan was for Europe to get the version with Sense 5.5 and then push a further update to the US at a later date. I could still have dreamt it though ;-) can't honestly remember where I heard that. Posted via Android Central App
  • After the way VZW butchered the Nexus updates I have to believe they'll find a way to delay this one as well.
  • You mean the way Google abandoned updates on the VZW Gnex. Phone manufacturers are the ones responsible for getting the updates pushed through. This article is about how HTC dedicated enough resources that they are sure they will be able to push the 4.3 update to their phone on VZW in less than 1/3 the time Google has failed to push it to the GNex.
  • Someone is backing VZW on software updates. For real? So then how did the virtually identical Sprint GNex receive timely updates but Verizon's GNex didn't?
  • Wait, What?!? Sprint has 4.3? Oh yeah, it doesn't.
    Sprint updates beat Verizon on these by a few weeks.
    Google does not care about their carrier GNexi, plain and simple. Updates on those phones are not important. So with all these non-developer phones getting 4.3, should we start up the Verizon Galaxy Nexus is not a real Nexus convo again?
  • To say that Google doesn't care about a Nexus device is hilarious, at best. FYI, Google can't force Verizon to update their version of the GNex. Ultimately, the carrier has to approve the update. For all we know, Google may have released 4.3, for the Verizon GNex. But, Verizon controls the CDMA radios and has to apply that proprietary technology to the update, or vice versa. Posted via Android Central App
  • Ok. Maybe you're right. Maybe HTC was able to write a better 4.3 update than Google. Apple doesn't force Verizon to release their update. They devote staff and $ to Verizon for testing.
    Google has the resources to get 4.3 pushed on its two CDMA phones. Who wants to tell me they don't? I'm sure they released it. I'm also sure that was the end of it. "OK guys. All yours now"
    HTC is trying to sell their phone. That's why they will make sure their update gets pushed.
  • My confusion lies in why my sim-free One hasn't had the update...
  • I'm The same I have an unlocked sim free UK version and No update yet, Anybody else in the UK have this on their unlocked device?
  • No update as well for my unlocked htc one in nigeria. Posted via Android Central App
  • If you are in the UK just root it and ROM it, there are plenty of 4.3 ROMs that work fine. No you wont invalidate your warranty in the UK, HTC cannot refuse warranty for hardware failure just because you unlocked the bootloader and flashed a ROM.
  • While I grant flashing a ROM is a good way to bring a device up to the latest iteration of Android, some people prefer not modifying their device in any way (a colleague is this way) and will simply wait for the HTC official update. Dan
  • What about the DNA? Posted via Android Central App
  • Don't worry about the Droid DNA. Verizon stopped caring about this flagship phone about a month after it was released. Verizon will put "certifying the device update" on the back-burner for a year to make sure that you become so frustrated that you will go out and buy a new phone from them that may have a better chance of seeing an update. Just remember, since you are a Verizon customer, their motto is "F**k you, customer, F**k you because you s*ck." I have a Droid DNA and I can't wait until Cyanogenmod gets a stable build for the phone. When my contract is up, I will be ditching Verizon, buying a Nexus phone directly from Google, and hopping on AT&T or T-Mobile. I wish I had been an Android user instead of an iPhone user from 2010-2012 because I would have learned years ago that Verizon hates Android and gives all of its Android customers the finger. I should have switched carriers when I decided to get an Android phone, but I was so naive and unknowledgeable about Android and the benefits of pure Nexus devices and the fact that they only run on GSM networks.
  • You are wrong on several counts.
    First, they gave up on it 10 minutes BEFORE it was released
    Next, the motto is 'We f*uck you because we can, now pay the bill' Posted via your wifes, girlfriends phone
  • +1 Brilliant!
  • Do you guys place any blame on htc who by the way publicly said moving forward it's all about the HTC one and dropped support for most of the other phones Posted via Android Central App
  • Verizon hates android??? yet they were one of the biggest pushers of Android!! Cmon man Droid branding helped push android over the top in the US ..... You know how many people run around calling every android a droid because of Verizon.... While you were in apple land u clearly missed the early stages of android and who helped push it....that would be Verizon and Sprint ..Droid and Evo.. Tmo gets credit for early adopters.. with G1 .. Verizon cares more about making money, network, and a solid running products... If you're worried about updates and having a phone first... Try another carrier.. Good Luck!!! Verizon runs on cdma I doubt they just picked cdma years ago knowing it would piss off people who love a very low profitable Nexus.. hey apple made the iPhone work on Google can too..... It's up to Google to make nexus a brand that allows them to call shots like Apple does with the iPhone...if not you have what we have today And I wasn't trying to sound like an Posted via Android Central App
  • Your right to an extent but narrow in the focus. Nexus is not the issue that Google needs to push. Google needs to throw weight to both the OEMs and carriers to push updates quicker and longer. As it is now there is too much delay on both ends. Pushing nexus, in its current form, would do more harm than good. Consumers want features not updates and to put it in the words of an android central editor, Android is a barebones os in its raw form. Customers want instant satisfaction not to go hunting for apps. There needs to be three layers. The os, the OEM apps and then the carrier apps. All three living apart from each other. Android gets updated, Google pushes it.
    Touchwiz gets updated, that is on Samsung.
    Carrier crap gets updated, they take care of it. Great plan, never gonna happen Posted via your wifes, girlfriends phone
  • Agree109% Posted via Android Central App
  • Yeah, I think I have a much more rounded understanding of what went on between Google and Verizon than you despite being in Apple land in 2010-2011. Thankfully, between Android Central, Droid-Life, XDA, Phandroid, and Android Police, which I have read religiously since January 2013, I have developed a good understanding of the back story between Verizon and Google. The Verizon Galaxy Nexus issues between Google and Verizon is what has resulted in Google basically giving Verizon the finger and they are very likely creating Nexus phones that are incompatible with Verizon to help destroy some of their customer base because Verizon hates Android and screwed Google. I will only buy Nexus devices from this point forward because I like a product free of bloatware. Android phones receive bloatware from carriers (Verizon is particularly bad) and device makers. I want a pure product that is not destroyed before it gets to me. Seriously, I can't get Verizon Bloatware Reign of Amira off of my phone without rooting it and voiding the warranty. I cannot wait to end my contract. I would have cut off the contract already and paid the penalty, but my wife uses an iPhone and does not want to switch carriers since she is satisfied. I will continue to be unhappy with Verizon until my contract ends, but I can always look forward to a day where I will be free of their obnoxious bloatware and glacial updates.
  • Your comments about Verizon hating android still remains silly .... No android no droid!!!!! Do you know how much money Verizon makes off of Droid ???... I get you are a Pure Google fan..Great!!! I'm not .... I don't care for pure Google... There is nothing wrong either way.. I like the features provided by OEMs ...when done clean and right
    But you're being just as bad as people who think apple created Jesus ... Like I said you're making the right choice for a user like you to leave Verizon... But preaching that Verizon hates Android just sounds silly to anyone who has seen the android development... Google has standards with nexus and Verizon has standards on pushing through updates... In business sometimes things don't match...isn't hate's sticking to your standards I've been here enjoying,reading, and following this for 5yrs now(android)
    .... But I hope u enjoy AT&T, tmo, Sprint, cricket, or whoever...with your nexus.. it's great to know what you want ...but everything u don't want ain't the devil! Fyi I owned a GNex too.. Posted via Android Central App
  • I have a tmobile One that I recently unlocked the Sim and moved over to Aio. My phone's boot loader is unlocked, and it is rooted, but currently running the stock Sense ROM with a few kernels. When will I get the update? When att or aio push it, or when T-Mobile pushes it? Or will root keep it from receiving an update? If so, I guess I'll just flash maximus HD and keep on rolling. Posted via Android Central App
  • so i have an EVO 4G LTE. got the new update for that phone today. "stability improvements". I notice nothing. Any chance that me and my EVO posse (yeah i said that!) will receive a legit update. perhaps to 4.2.2 or 4.3 or maybe when its out there in the wild, 4.4? I'd be happy even if android version stayed at 4.1.2 and I just got sense 5. could this be a "preparation" update to get the phone ready for a larger one? it was 133 MB. i'd like a version update. come on. HTChange.